Drive mapping do not automatically reconnect

  • 7017353
  • 11-Mar-2016
  • 15-May-2019


Novell Client 2 SP4 for Windows


Drive mappings to OES server are not reconnecting after network break.

User disconnects her laptop from network connection, then later reconnects the laptop to network, but the mapped drives are not automatically re-established.


Beginning with Client for Open Enterprise Server 2 SP4 (IR12), a registry value makes it possible to disable the default Client behavior which presumes that the IPv4 address has been lost if the network adapter becomes powered down.

To disable the default behavior, and allow the machine to reconnect after network disruption, wake-up, etc.:

Set DWORD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Novell\Client\Parameters\NetworkAdapterPowerEventHandling" to 0 in registry.


Reported to Engineering

Additional Information

Another possible cause of this problem in the case of the Microsoft Surface Pro tablet is found in TID 7015928.